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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,512
Posted By Esthetic

Great upgrades and wheelswap options, im looking...

Great upgrades and wheelswap options, im looking forward to hitting dirt with it soon. It is heavier build for a carbon bike but it still feels swift and speedier in uptempo pace than say a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

New shoes for the Felt.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27,046
Views: 17,293,655
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks! I have not ran any Vittoria tire tubeless...

Thanks! I have not ran any Vittoria tire tubeless as of yet.What exact tire is it?

This is my first set of Control's and these are with tubes, honestly have less than 200mi and a handful of rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27,046
Views: 17,293,655
Posted By Esthetic

My first Endurance bike

The less aggressive geo/fit has really helped in recovering from quad tendon/above right knee injury i suffered this spring. I'd like to thank the guy I sold this to on ebay that returned it to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 387,595
Posted By Esthetic

Nevius Bridge in Raritan NJ, the hometown of John...

Nevius Bridge in Raritan NJ, the hometown of John Basilone. Happy Memorial Day!...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,512
Posted By Esthetic

Don't really have an opinion on the choices vs...

Don't really have an opinion on the choices vs one another, just wanted to share my build. I got this Domane SL6 for a steal last year from someone local decided he really wanted an Emonda SLR frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks!! I got really lucky...and not so lucky....

Thanks!! I got really lucky...and not so lucky. Local sale on the frameset, it was mint cosmetic condition and it was a steal=lucky. Fork was race cut, no spacers under the Alabarda=not so lucky. Its...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27,046
Views: 17,293,655
Posted By Esthetic

:)My new to me 2019 Felt FR2 Disc, my training...

:)My new to me 2019 Felt FR2 Disc, my training and all arounder. Surprisingly comfortable for a race/climbing bike. My personal upgrade bits this spring have been the compact SL-K cranks w/ a new...
06-08-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,273
Posted By Esthetic

You should look into and consider the 2020 Trek...

You should look into and consider the 2020 Trek Domane as well if you are looking for comfort, also sports some practical integrated features. I have one in my garage i may end up building up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

Bought and installed some 'Terminator Tears...

Bought and installed some 'Terminator Tears Chrome' decals for my Boyds. I think they came out pretty swag :)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 387,595
Posted By Esthetic

Nevius Bridge, Raritan River Canal, Nj ...

Nevius Bridge, Raritan River Canal, Nj
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 257,012
Posted By Esthetic

Wow, just stumbled upon this thread. These look...

Wow, just stumbled upon this thread. These look fab.

An i9 Torch/ AR36 Disc build for that price is just what the Dr. ordered for a Teammachine SLR01 Disc build i have in the works over winter....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 229,745
Posted By Esthetic

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This Ramato loves playing with the light....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,764
Posted By Esthetic

I'll just say i absolutely LOVE Boyd wheels. Both...

I'll just say i absolutely LOVE Boyd wheels. Both a fan of the Altamonts and 44's.

If you wanted to save money the Altamont Ceramics are the finest aluminum clinchers i've ever had with fantastic...
06-11-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,358
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 387,595
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 387,595
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,878
Posted By Esthetic

Same thing with the Reynolds Strikes I have. I...

Same thing with the Reynolds Strikes I have. I had that issue running clincher with a tube. Then I finally went tubeless, my mistake did Hutchinson Galaktics,got a puncture that wont...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 178,905
Posted By Esthetic

Back from the dead. ...

Back from the dead.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,131
Posted By Esthetic

Same experience. I cant run any of my choice...

Same experience. I cant run any of my choice tires, let alone the kind of volume I enjoy on my other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

Supple!!! I suspect you will love their road...

Supple!!! I suspect you will love their road feels and cornering grip . I loved Corsas, had the Anthracite sidewalls. I wish more tubeless came with those tan sidewalls :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,131
Posted By Esthetic

The rear is super picky with 25c 's, make sure...

The rear is super picky with 25c 's, make sure they are of the shorter variety. Check rolling resistance data on tire height.

Only had luck with Hutchinson's and Giant Gavia 25c tires, my Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks. Yes, carbon frame and fork. This is a...

Thanks. Yes, carbon frame and fork. This is a $1,000 color option to what was already pricey frame. I bought this used in a local cash + barter arrangement and was able to make this happen . The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

My dream frame showed up local, my size, down to...

My dream frame showed up local, my size, down to the full reach with the integrated . Chances were if I passed on it I would regret so. ...
03-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By Esthetic

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My Trek ProCaliber 8 came with a 2x. A $400 Raceface carbon crank to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,205
Posted By Esthetic

Good to know. My 2013 TCR SL1 fit Schwalbe One...

Good to know. My 2013 TCR SL1 fit Schwalbe One tubed 28c, measured 31+wide, and yes, tall on a 17c internal rim (Campy Zondas C17s) and I pumped 90psi thru them . That was thru ultegra 6700 rim...
03-05-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,987
Posted By Esthetic

The new Trek Marlin frame revision is quite nice,...

The new Trek Marlin frame revision is quite nice, the Blue One is killer. Love what they did with the hydroforming, cable routing and bold graphics. Lots of trickle down, even the seat tube area...
03-03-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By Esthetic

Yeah weather has been terrible here, they've...

Yeah weather has been terrible here, they've closed some of our trails too. Congrats on the Chisel, helluva bike! I dug the graphite with dark blue colorway, looked great outside the shop.

Thanks,...
03-03-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By Esthetic

Funny you mention the Chisel , I just read this...

Funny you mention the Chisel , I just read this now. Thanks for the reply. I decided against trying my chances on that used Carbon Salsa, gnarly bike but I was more enticed by the goid deal vs what...
02-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By Esthetic

Any Salsa Woodsmoke users/owners?

Considering trying this bike ( Salsa Woodsmoke GX1 1x11 29er+) used a a fair pricepoint , from my research at the pricepoint i'm shopping it seems to have better base spec/fork and travel offering,...
01-29-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 145,014
Posted By Esthetic

A pic after some muddy fun ripping trails around...

A pic after some muddy fun ripping trails around Lake Carnegie, Princeton NJ. Added some matching Ergon grips and some Vault flats a while back....
01-21-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 293,091
Posted By Esthetic

thanks IchbinJay! was happy to get a nice rip on...

thanks IchbinJay! was happy to get a nice rip on it before these freezing temps landed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 229,745
Posted By Esthetic

Agreed about the compliance! Part of the reason I...

Agreed about the compliance! Part of the reason I didnt want an all out Aero frame , but something comfortable enough you can ride everyday. While integration is the direction these days, I also dug...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 229,745
Posted By Esthetic

Thank you, i think so. I sure can, long in the...

Thank you, i think so. I sure can, long in the tooth too, as i did a fair amount of digging up on it :)

Its a PF30, though i'm running GXP as the frameset as i purchased it was using Shimano and...
01-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 293,091
Posted By Esthetic

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01-19-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,036
Posted By Esthetic

Oh Ok. Based on your prior comments and looking...

Oh Ok. Based on your prior comments and looking at an endurance bike to run 32c tires I cant imagine a scenario where the CAADX would not outperform any endurance bike on a like-for-like technical...
01-19-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,036
Posted By Esthetic

I find it comfier than my road frames, thanks to...

I find it comfier than my road frames, thanks to that head angle and forward rake. So I used a spare stem,on the negative rise here that I had on my race geo bikes. I'm spot on looking down and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 229,745
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks. It was a gamble as I got it for a steal...

Thanks. It was a gamble as I got it for a steal before the build, but I run pretty much same length stem , rise, and drop on my other 54 TT frames so it felt right off the bat once I had my saddle...
01-19-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,036
Posted By Esthetic

If the Topstone offers too much, maybe consider...

If the Topstone offers too much, maybe consider the CAADX. Mine came with 37c Riddlers, with room left for 40c.
I'll likely keep this stock setup, and get a lighter set down the road with slicks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 229,745
Posted By Esthetic

My first Aero'ish bike build. Maybe, possibly, ...

My first Aero'ish bike build. Maybe, possibly, DB's last race bike?
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01-19-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,815
Posted By Esthetic

Just got a smoking deal on a CAADX SE. Came with...

Just got a smoking deal on a CAADX SE. Came with 37c Riddlers, Frame looks to have the space to possibly clear 40-42c comfortably on this rim. While the geo of frame is racier, i'll tell you that...
01-16-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,358
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,364
Posted By Esthetic

New 2018 Cannondale CaadX SE 105 54cm in...

New 2018 Cannondale CaadX SE 105 54cm in Anthracite on Ebay for $900+ shipping.

Having a 6800 Hydraulic mini group and some cockpit parts swapped in that I had set aside for a gravel build almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,496
Posted By Esthetic

Love the Service Course CX! Came on my used TCR...

Love the Service Course CX! Came on my used TCR as my first introduction, recently went back to it for my CaadX. FSA makes a similarly cushy silicon tape , that's rewrapable as well and lacks logos...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,891
Posted By Esthetic

Win some , you lose some. At the same time no...

Win some , you lose some. At the same time no lesson learned from the Silk roads.

Best thing to come out of this was the Gobbler. Looks aside, after riding on one, i'd put one on my CaadX or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,467
Posted By Esthetic

Go figure, looks like they dont have it in the...

Go figure, looks like they dont have it in the 2019 lineup, I know the company is undergoing changes with parent company ASI .

I just recently bought a 2017 Podium Equipe frameset in order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,467
Posted By Esthetic

Owning a Focus , BMC TeamMachine, Giant TCR,...

Owning a Focus , BMC TeamMachine, Giant TCR, CAAD9 and a DB Podium...trust me when I tell you theres absolutely nothing wrong with the DB option.

The Century is an attractive bike with great lines...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27,046
Views: 17,293,655
Posted By Esthetic

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Always had a thing for the DB Podium frame, came across a bargain on...
09-14-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,519
Posted By Esthetic

In my situation and age, with no plan offroad on...

In my situation and age, with no plan offroad on MTB specific terrain, i like my suspension hybrid because it removed the need for both a hardcore MTB and a Gravel bike. Its great on cobbles, dirt,...
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